Orthotics And Prosthetics

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Orthotics and prosthetics The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists was founded in November 1970 to expand the scientific and educational attainments of professional practitioners in the disciplines of orthotics and prosthetics. The leadership of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), a trade association serving the interests of orthotic and prosthetic facilities, manufacturers, and suppliers, and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & orthotics (ABC), the sole U.S. credentialing agency at that time, agreed that there was a need for an organization focused on continuing education. Many people enter the field of orthotics and prosthetics because they or someone they know has benefited from…show more content…
Required skills
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Some required skills for this career includes being able to talk to others to collect information in an effective way. You have to know how to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents and you have to consider the expensive costs and the benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Perform a detailed assessment to determine the patient's O&P needs.
Assess the patient's functional status, including muscle development, gait, sensory function, range of motion, joint stability and skin integrity.
Develop a plan that addresses the patient's needs and goals, including pain reduction, comfort, stability and mobility, as well as aesthetics.
Select the appropriate design, materials and components for optimum strength, durability and function.
Discuss the treatment plan, including benefits, risks and time involved.
Prepare the patient for the device, with the use of splints or compression garments, as needed.
Take measurements, make and develop templates as needed to accurately fit the
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“The need for o and p services is rising rapidly. Do to the increasingly obesity, diabetes and aging population.” Orthotics and prosthetics education requires you to have a master’s degree in orthotics and prosthetics. Other requirements are at least one year of residency and a national certification although some states require you to have a license. Two or three A-levels, including math, physics, biology/human biology or engineering, along with five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, math and science.
Earnings
Orthotists and prosthetists make a salary is just barely over Seventy- two thousand but the range is usually between $59,768-$84,668. However the salary for someone with the title prosthetist/orthotists may very depending on a number of factors such as what company they work for, how big the companies size is, the location of the company and the years of experience and level of education. It also depends on how many patients they have and how many medical devices they make a week.
Interview
I interviewed Roy Reed who has worked in the field of making orthotics and

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